Patrícia Ávila
Department of Social Research Methods
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Patrícia Ávila ( PhD and Master Degree in Sociology. Associate Professor at Iscte at the Department of Social Research Methods of the School of Sociology and Public Policies. Integrated Researcher at CIES-Iscte. Director of the Doctoral Programme in Sociology (CIES e Iscte). Coordinator of the Research Group 'Knowledge Society, Competencies and Communication', at CIES-Iscte. She has participated in several research projects on different themes, with particular emphasis on literacy and reading, competencies, adult education, science and society, and social research methods She is the author of several articles and books.  
Educational Qualifications
Licenciate in Sociologia, ISCTE-IUL - Instituto Superior Ciências Trabalho e da Empresa, in 1992
M.Sc. in Comunicação, Cultura eTecnologias de Informação, ISCTE-IUL - Instituto Superior Ciências Trabalho e da Empresa, in 1997
PhD in Sociologia, ISCTE-IUL - Instituto Superior Ciências Trabalho e da Empresa, in 2006
Research Fields
Literacy and competencies, Adult Education, Science and Society, Methodologies and social research methods
Research Groups
Knowledge Society, Competences and Communication

Práticas Leitorais dos Mediadores de Leitura

Mulheres Migrantes Orientação Cultural e Ensino de Português

Lifelong Learning in the Municipality of Cascais. An Action Programme Design

Follow-up and analysis of PICCLE (Intervention Plan Competent Citizens in Reading and Writing)

Reading Practices of Portuguese Students

Adult education and lifelong learning in Portugal and Europe. Trends, practices, and profiles.

Efeito-escola e efeito-turma nos resultados escolares (4º e 6º anos)

Dialogues of scientists and citizens

Health Literacy Survey in Portugal

Educational Challenges in Southern Europe. Equity and efficiency in a time of crisis

Looking in to the future: effects of the crisis on the reconfiguration of income and consumption of middle class families in Portugal

Schools that do better: the school achievement of the children of immigrants in public school

PISA 2000-2009 – Perfis e Tendências

The Integration of PhD Researchers into Research Units: Hosting Conditions, Forms of Integration, Expectations for the Future

Educational achievement / failure among descendents of immigrants - national origins and social and school conditions on the basic education in Portugal

Leitura, Escola e Sociedade: Estudos de Avaliação do Plano Nacional de Leitura

Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) - Portugal

Learning to Learn

Students and their Trajectories in Higher Education: Success and Attrition, Factors and Processes, Fostering Best Practices

Evaluation Study of the National Reading Plan

Literacy and other Life Skills for the Knowledge Society: Profiles and Processes

Work and Familes: The Role of Social Policies

The Modernization of Social Structures: Social Recomposition, New Values, Emerging Protagonisms

Recent Publications
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